07-02-2018 05:04 AM
I can't find any news about when or if the VIVE VR SYSTEM will be back in stock. I have a 11 year old boy that has been saving up since last year to get this. He believes it will take another year to save up to get the vive pro and is very upset. Does anyone have any information that the HTC vive system will be available in the future. My son is doing all his chores and sold everything that isn't glued down on Next door to get to his 500 dollar goal. He has done everything that my wife and I have asked, like getting great grades and helping around the house without complaining. Its now time for me to step up and find out what he has worked for is not available. Thanks for any information.
07-03-2018 12:12 PM
@jonboy1969, You seem to have caught us during a restock phase. Some of our 3rd party distributors (Dell, Gamestop, Microsoft... ect) should have them in stock but it will vary depending on your region. North America's Vive.com stock should be replenished soon but I don't have a time on when that's anticipated so a 3rd party may be your best option if you'd like to place an order sooner than later.
07-19-2018 03:24 PM
Has there been any new development on this issue? I am not related to the original poster, but I am still trying to find one on my side, and found out about the shortage.
07-20-2018 03:20 PM
@maverickdelta, restocking is currently underway and will continue until we reach normal availability. Unfortunately, availability is very region specific as well as specific to whichever seller you're considering (and some have backlog orders to fulfill) so I can't give you a firm timeframe as it will be variable. Hopefully all channels will be at 100% within a few weeks.
07-23-2018 01:49 PM
I'm in Canada, New egg is out of stock, best buy which is about the #1 store for electronics up here is also out. I've been watching Youtube videos for weeks drooling lol, I can understand the little guy for being frustrated I want one of those too I almost bought "the other" system but I didn't, the reviews for the VIVE are so much better even though they say what you see is the same but VR is also a question of tracking where the VIVE is much better.
Don't forget Canada Vive peoples loll
07-23-2018 02:17 PM - edited 07-23-2018 02:19 PM
@VibrantNebulaI noticed that yesterday, the Vive was listed as in-stock, but today it is listed as out of stock. Was this a glitch? Or did you have some Vive's ready to be shipped and so you listed it as in stock again? I have no idea, but I've been waiting for a good month to buy mine at this point and I am curious as to when they will be back in stock.
07-23-2018 02:43 PM - edited 07-23-2018 03:47 PM
if you brick the system contact support and ask for Johana!
07-24-2018 02:42 PM
@Superb, The website will only list "in-stock" if there units available at your regional fulfillment center. Since there are quite a number of people also looking to buy, you may have just missed whichever stock was available at the time in your region. Restocking is ongoing and will continue until we're back at full supply.
07-27-2018 03:24 PM
Has there been any further development on this issue? We have been waiting for quite awhile to purchase the system and now as we are attempting to do so we find that every site (including 3rd party sites) are out of stock. It would be helpful if you could give us an estimated timeframe that we might be able to purchase this product so we don't have to go looking at another VR system to get for our son's birthday...
08-01-2018 01:00 PM
@TheClockArm They're currently fluctuating between in and out of stock as demand is rapidly eating up new stock as it becomes available. As of this post, it's in stock at Amazon.com but it just sold out at Vive.com. We will continue to work to meet demand and get back to a healthy stock supply.
08-03-2018 02:31 PM
I got one a few weeks ago by checking the website several times a day. IIRC when I was able to purchase my unit, it seemed that several hours later they were out of stock again. Hell, I remember thinking that it was a website glitch stating they were instock. It seems that they go out of stock just as quickly as they arrive.
08-06-2018 02:14 PM - edited 08-06-2018 02:16 PM
08-06-2018 03:32 PM
@JordanNease, the answer to this is actually a pretty deep logistical question - In short, we're importing and distributing them as fast as possible. Each partner has a unique logistical situation outside of our shipments to them so it's really impossible to speak to the 3rd party situation at large.
During the next few weeks, as demand dies down and backorders get fulfilled, overall availability will continue to increase.